Rattling the Sabres With Iran

USS New Orleans - via CNN

What we do NOT need right now is another war. If Iran strikes first, it will be as a result of provocation, or another Gulf of Tonkin incident.

My fellow Americans: Do not be fooled by this madness.

CNN EXCLUSIVE: U.S. harassed by Iranian boats

At a time of heightened tensions with Iran, U.S. military officials told CNN Friday that U.S. military and Coast Guard ships had two close encounters earlier this month with high-speed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf that exhibited provocative behavior.

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THIS Is Why They Want to Attack Iran

From Reuters via Yahoo News:

The market is full of oil and the rising price trend is “fake and imposed,” Iran’s president said on Tuesday, partly blaming a weak U.S. dollar which he said was being pushed lower on purpose.”At a time when the growth of consumption is lower than the growth of production and the market is full of oil, prices are rising and this trend is completely fake and imposed,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech.

“It is very clear that visible and invisible hands are controlling prices in a fake way with political and economic aims,” he said when opening a meeting of the OPEC Fund for International Development in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Iran, the world’s fourth-largest oil exporter, has repeatedly said the market is well-supplied with crude and blames rising prices on speculation, a weak U.S. currency and geopolitical factors.

“As you know the decrease in the dollar’s value and the increase in energy prices are two sides of the same coin which are being introduced as factors behind the recent instability,” Ahmadinejad said.

With record oil company profits and a sinking world economy, do we need any more proof than Ahmadinejad’s statement to know that we are being manipulated by the oil men? [Read more...]

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